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UN Human Rights Body Slams US Over Targeted Assassinations
UN Human Rights Body Slams US Over Targeted Assassinations By
The United States “should revisit its position regarding legal justifications for the use of deadly force through drone attacks,” a UN human rights body stated Thursday. In its concluding observations on the United States’...
In New Row, Israel At Odds With US Over Travel Visas
In New Row, Israel At Odds With US Over Travel Visas By
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — With the United States irked at Israel over its settlement policies and the lack of progress in peace talks, an obscure diplomatic classification has emerged as a new sticking point between the two close allies. To ease the travel of its citizens,...
Govt Spies Hacked Into Live Webcam Chats Of Millions
Govt Spies Hacked Into Live Webcam Chats Of Millions By
The latest documents leaked to journalists by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and published Thursday in the Guardian newspaper reveal that the British GCHQ spy agency—with possible assistance from its U.S. counterpart—built and maintained a program that allowed it...
UK hacking Suspect: I’ll Fight US Extradition
UK hacking Suspect: I’ll Fight US Extradition By
LONDON (AP) — A British man accused of hacking into a series of American government computer networks has pledged to fight any move to extradite him to the United States. Lauri Love, 28, is charged with computer hacking and aggravated identity theft, which carry a potential...
The Road To Moscow Goes Through Kiev: A Coup d’Etat That Threatens Russia
The Road To Moscow Goes Through Kiev: A Coup d’Etat That Threatens Russia By
The takeover of power in Kiev by the mainstream opposition is a coup that has been executed by force, which overlooks the opinions of at least half of the Ukrainian population. Yet, you would not know this from listening to such media outlets and networks as CNN or Fox...
A Complete US Withdrawal From Afghanistan May Be Coming
A Complete US Withdrawal From Afghanistan May Be Coming By
Despite repeated statements from the Obama administration that its preferred planned is for a large residual military force and operations footprint inside Afghanistan that extends well beyond 2014, the president formally ordered the Pentagon on Tuesday to draw up plans...
Uganda Slapped With Aid Cuts Over Anti-gay Law
Uganda Slapped With Aid Cuts Over Anti-gay Law By
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda’s government has been hit with substantial aid cuts after the president enacted a severe anti-gay measure over which some Western governments had warned of consequences. At least three European countries are withdrawing millions in...
Russia Mobilizes Military, But Who Really Threatens Ukraine?
Russia Mobilizes Military, But Who Really Threatens Ukraine? By
A Wednesday announcement that Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered ‘readiness’ military exercises in the areas closest to its border with Ukraine are stirring already anxious concerns that the political upheaval that has gripped the country in recent...
Interview: New EU Reform Measures Fall Short, Danish Researcher Says
Interview: New EU Reform Measures Fall Short, Danish Researcher Says By
BRUSSELS — In 2008, a major financial crisis rocked the world. In the European Union, this event sparked a political discussion on a series of measures designed to prevent the dire consequences of such crises in the future, including big bank bailouts. Meanwhile,...
Border Patrol Agents Kill Man Trying to Cross U.S. Border For Throwing Rocks
Border Patrol Agents Kill Man Trying to Cross U.S. Border For Throwing Rocks By
Around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, a U.S. border patrol agent shot and killed a man near a U.S.-Mexico border crossing, after the man allegedly assaulted the officer by throwing rocks at him. Local news accounts reported  the shooting occurred after two border patrol agents...